St. Boswells Golf Club
The original course was laid out by William Park, Musselburgh Open Golf Champion, who wrote in his brief 'the turf is very good and resembles very much the turf to be found on seaside courses'.
The only hiccup in the Club's history took place in 1948 when the river Tweed rose some 1 feet above normal level, once in a century flood, and so much damage was done that the Club was forced to close down. Ten years later the Club was reformed on a temporary lease and was redesigned by John Slade, Duddingston. Play resumed in 1958 and through strenuous efforts by a few members an with financial support from the local community the Club flourished. The fortunes of the Club changed dramatically in 1979 when the course was purchased out right and a few years later in 1985 a new clubhouse was built. Unlike other Border courses the terrain is flat and presents few difficulties other than the River Tweed, which is defined as a 'lateral water hazard'. It is a delightful holiday course with a SSS of 66.
|Red (W)||70||4884 yards||68.0||115|
|White M: 65.4/113||150||161||337||204||424||318||445||376||266||2681||5362|
|Red W: 68.0/115||133||128||291||186||410||303||400||363||228||2442||4884|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Locker Rooms
Having played here before I knew what I was getting I always love a quick game at St Boswells as it is so relaxing strolling alone side of the river tweed for most of the game
If the weather is kind
I will be back again
Very hilly course and a good challenge. Worth playing for the views. Just played 9 holes. I am a member of a hilly course but this was something else! Made it to the club afterwards where a couple of members and Anne were very friendly. Recommended.
Lovely 9 hole course
Great end to 2021. As per other reviews lovely 9 hole course by the river Tweed. Feature hole definitely the par 3 2nd ... Deceptively large and subtle greens. When played burn running across fairways 5 & 8, lying water on the 9th. due to the amount of rain previously ,but otherwise greens and fairways in excellent condition. Helps to hit straight or a fade on outward holes 3 -6 out and 7-9 in as River on the left going out and fields on the left coming in. .Friendly members on the course and in the carpark. Clubhouse changing room open but bar shut so can't comment on all facilities.. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend if in the area
Stopped here on our way to Peebles for 9 holes , what a lovely course set in lovely countryside well worth the visit even if the clubhouse was closed
Course runs besides the river Tweed, with views over to the Eildon hills of Melrose...making it a particularly pretty location.
Nice 9 holes
This is a nice little 9 hole course along the river. Beautiful location but the pace of play can be impacted when busier due to the holes merging on most holes and having to avoid hitting at oncoming players.
Really enjoyed a round at my boyhood course. The course and greens were in excellent condition well done to the green keepers. Only complaint was slow play in front with a dad and his two kids who were sharing clubs, hitting second balls and admiring their shots like professionals, without offering to let us play through. Group behind us were grumpy with us as result!!
Nice wee course
I played st Boswell’s golf club during the current covid restrictions but turned up was welcomed to the club and course layout explained to me (from social distance). I also played on one of wettest days so fairways were extremely soft but greens and tees had held up very well and greens smooth and in great condition. The only small point I would make was as a visitor the lack of yardage markers on fairways made front 9 slightly harder but could judge by second time around. All in all lovely small club in a nice setting great value for money!
Lovely little course
Played here many times, nice enjoyable course with some interesting holes, disappointing that the clubhouse wasn’t open because it hadn’t been deep cleaned, So no drinks or toilets etc
Lovely 9 hole course that follows the river. Very picturesque course and very well kept! Will definitely be back